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  • Mitt Romney’s brilliantly devious non sequitur [Country last on the list]

    11/10/2011 8:17:29 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 10, 2011 | Matt K. Lewis
    Mark Halperin called it the “most important debate moment” of Wednesday night’s CNBC debate. No — it wasn’t Rick Perry’s brain lapse — but instead, Mitt Romney’s attempt to re-frame the debate over ideological consistency.Read this excerpt of the transcript below, and then let’s discuss… HARWOOD: … as you know. Your opponents have said you switched positions on many issues. It is an issue of character, not personal, but political, you seemed to encapsulate it in the last debate when you said, “I’m running for office, for Pete’s sake.”What can you say to Republicans to persuade them that the things...
  • Could Romney’s Woman Problem Get Even Worse?

    07/03/2011 9:13:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | July 3, 2011 | Nicole Coulter
    In the past few weeks we’ve seen the media scrambling to promote a cat fight between Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. As the UK’s Telegraph recently wrote: The first shots have been fired in what could become an ugly battle between Sarah Palin and her potential rival Michele Bachmann for the Republican presidential nomination. [...] A Republican consultant who declined to be named because he is aligned with a rival camp, said: “The claws are out. It’s the cat fight everyone has been waiting for – Queen Sarah being taken on by the Palin mini-me.” This is all obviously designed...
  • Mitt Romney is a weak frontrunner

    06/15/2011 2:06:14 PM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3:42 pm June 15, 2011 | Stewart Lawrence
    Mitt Romney may be leading in the polls, but his status as the GOP “frontrunner” is fragile at best. For all the talk of Romney’s “did-what-he-had-to-do” performance in the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire, it’s widely accepted that the former Massachusetts governor is an uninspired choice for the GOP nomination. ... Historically, Republicans have nominated the runner-up from the previous election cycle, and Romney was the runner-up in 2008. But his second-place finish was exceedingly narrow — and in the end, closely contested. Once John McCain beat him in New Hampshire and South Carolina — after Mike Huckabee had...
  • RINO Romney Runs for President, Again

    06/03/2011 7:47:45 AM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 11 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | Jun 3, 2011 | donjuanluis
    In case you missed the lead story yesterday, likely because you were following the Weiner Saga, Mitt Romney is running for President. Though he had a hard time defeating Huckabee last timeand whom he seems to have an ongoing feud with, Romney seems to be thinking that all the major issues that plauged his last candidacy have evaporated and the only real issue the Conservative Republican base has with him is RomneyCare. This could not be further from the truth. The list of Romney's problems is a long one, so buckle up. **YOUTUBE VIDEOS AFTER THE JUMP**
  • Ann Barnhardt Tells Mitt Where to Go.

    06/02/2011 4:18:24 PM PDT · by JoanVarga · 104 replies
    AnnBarnhardt ^ | 6/2/2011 | Ann Barnhardt
    "Men like you make me SICK! Go home, Willard!"
  • Media Dilemma: Palin in New Hampshire Thursday During Romney Announcement

    06/02/2011 8:11:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle Malkin .com ^ | June 2,2011 | Doug Powers
    CNN’s Peter Hamby presents what could be an interesting problem for the media — or maybe it’ll be a no-brainer. Mitt Romney will officially announce his White House intention Thursday in New Hampshire. At the same time, Sarah Palin’s bus tour will make a stop in the state: Peter Hamby CNN Reporters will have a harrowing choice to make when it comes to which one of these to cover. They can decide to follow Palin, don their Kevlar “press” hats, and risk the dangerous situation Sarah’s forcing them to endure on a daily basis. Or, the press can choose to...
  • Here Comes Sarah: How a Palin candidacy could help and hurt Mitt Romney

    05/26/2011 6:06:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Slate ^ | May 26, 2011 | John Dickerson, chief political correspondent
    The Mama Grizzly is coming out of hibernation. This weekend, Sarah Palin is launching her "One Nation" bus tour, visiting historical sites across the country. Palin will start on Memorial Day at the Rolling Thunder weekend motorcycle rally that starts at the Pentagon. Where it will end has yet to be announced. But given Palin's other recent move—the announcement of a feature-length film on her tenure as governor—it looks as if her ultimate destination may be the White House. Whatever Mitt Romney had on his plate for Memorial Day, he'd better make room. If we assume—for the purposes of page...
  • Romney tops NH poll, but majority of voters still undecided

    05/25/2011 12:12:39 AM PDT · by South40 · 25 replies
    The Ticket (Yahoo) ^ | May 24, 2011 | Holly Bailey
    Mitt Romney still has a major lead over his GOP rivals among Republican voters in New Hampshire. But a new CNN-WMUR poll finds that an overwhelming majority of Republicans in the key primary state still have "no idea" who they will support in 2012. According to the poll, 32 percent of GOP voters in the state back Romney for the Republican nomination--a 23 point lead over his closest competitor, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who received 9 percent support.
  • GALLUP: PALIN THUS MUST BE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GOP LEADERS AT THIS POINT

    05/17/2011 4:31:23 PM PDT · by techno · 7 replies
    gallup ^ | May 17, 2011 | techno
    With Mike Huckabee out of the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, three known politicians, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Newt Gingrich emerge as leaders in Republicans' preferences... Palin's support is more intense. A higher percentage of Republicans have strongly favorable opinions than is the case for the other two, giving her a slightly higher overall Positive Intensity Score despite her higher strongly unfavorable percentage. Gingrich and Romney have similar Positive Intensity Scores. ...There is no clear front-runner in the race for the 2012 Republican nomination. Palin, who has given no indication of whether she will run for the...
  • Mitt Romney Kicks Off Campaign for Presidency in Vegas

    05/16/2011 5:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Gather ^ | May 16, 2011 | Stephen T. Allen
    The 2012 Republican presidential nominee front-runner, Willard Mitt Romney kicked off his campaign today with a day-long fundraiser in Las Vegas. The day-long event features a large phone bank staffed by around 700 Romney supporters. Via a conference call, Romney informed supporters, "We're activating our campaign today." He will announce how much money was raised later today. With former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee declaring his intention not to pursue the Republican nomination, and Donald Trump bowing out today, Romney is the clear-cut front-runner for the 2012 Republican nomination. The former Massachusetts governor is joined by former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty,...
  • Mitt Romney Responds to the Wall Street Journal on their Health-Care Criticism.

    05/13/2011 8:53:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/12/2011 | Mitt Romney
    I was not surprised to read yet another editorial in the Journal yesterday criticizing the health-care reforms we enacted in Massachusetts ("Obama's Running Mate," May 12). I was, however, not expecting the distortions of what we accomplished. Let me deal with some of them. One, the editorial asserts that people in Massachusetts who wouldn't buy coverage, even though they could afford it, was not a major fiscal problem. But as a state we were spending almost $1 billion on free care for the uninsured. What we did was convert that money into premium support for those who needed help buying...
  • The Wall Street Journal Attacks Mitt Romney

    05/13/2011 8:05:23 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 15 replies
    National Interest ^ | 5-12-11 | Jacob Heilbrunn
    Mitt Romney wants to become America's next president. He's been very successful, according to a number of reports, at raising millions on Wall Street. But the paper named after it, the Wall Street Journal, isn't satisfied with Romney. In a lengthy and extraordinary editorial, it calls him the worst epithet a conservative could probably think of—"Obama's Running Mate." When a political party is out of power, or at least doesn't hold the presidency, numerous dissenting voices are usually heard. It can be a fructifying time. But it can also be a time when ideological agendas are ruthlessly enforced. The Journal...
  • Analysis: Romney makes tough choice on health care (can't be seen as flip-flopper LOL)(barf worthy)

    05/13/2011 8:26:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 5/13/11 | Charles Babingdon
    Republican Mitt Romney faces a deeply unpleasant choice in his all-but-announced bid for the White House. He signaled Thursday that he'd rather be charged with inspiring President Barack Obama's health care overhaul than with switching positions on a fourth big issue that's vital to conservative voters. Either accusation, if it sticks, might deny him the GOP nomination. Conservatives despise Obama's 2010 health care law, especially the requirement that everyone obtain medical insurance. That same requirement is a cornerstone of the 2006 Massachusetts law that Romney championed as governor. Many advisers have urged Romney to apologize, say he made a big...
  • Vanity: What is the official FR stance on Obama's birth certificate and the 2012 election?

    04/21/2011 10:12:33 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 84 replies · 1+ views
    self | April, 21 2011 | self
    I'm just curious what the official Free Republic stance is on Obama's birth certificate with respect to the 2012 election. Is demanding Obama produce his long form birth certificate a requirement of every prospective candidate? Is it the litmus test for supporting a candidate? So where Mitt Romney is rightly persona non grata around here it is OK to push Donald Trump and defend his positions because he is pushing the birth certificate issue? And write off true conservatives like Mark Levin and Michele Bachmann?
  • Romney tells donors he's unsure on entitlements fight (who still wants this joker?)

    04/12/2011 1:51:02 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies
    Pollutico ^ | Tuesday April 12, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney surprised donors this morning at the Harvard Club in New York with an ambivalent answer to the question of whether America is ready to seriously alter its large entitlement programs. Romney, speaking to more than 100 donors and supporters at the private breakfast, responded to a question from his supporters on the issue. "I don't know," he replied, according to a source in the room, before going on to warn that Social Security and Medicare are -- in the source's paraphrase -- "basically the third rails in politics and he doesn’t know if we’re going...
  • See Mitt Romney flip-flop

    03/07/2011 8:01:17 PM PST · by pissant · 22 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/7/11 | Michael Kinsley
    His convenient and implausibly explained reversals on issues say all we need to know about his character. He will do or say anything to become president. We're all for transparency these days, and if anything is transparently clear about American politics, it is that Mitt Romney will do or say anything to become president. The best guess is that at heart he is an old-fashioned moderate, business-oriented Republican (just about the last one standing). But there's no knowing for sure. He may have no sincere beliefs at all. There was a piece about Romney on the front page of the...
  • Romney's past is more a working class zero

    03/01/2011 4:59:36 PM PST · by Leisler · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | , February 20, 2011 | JOSH KOSMAN
    In August 2002, Dade filed for bankruptcy. This was not an isolated case. * Bain in 1988 put $5 million down to buy Stage Stores, and in the mid-'90s took it public, collecting $100 million from stock offerings. Stage filed for bankruptcy in 2000. * Bain in 1992 bought American Pad & Paper (AMPAD), investing $5 million, and collected $100 million from dividends. The business filed for bankruptcy in 2000. * Bain in 1993 invested $60 million when buying GS Industries, and received $65 million from dividends. GS filed for bankruptcy in 2001. * Bain in 1997 invested $46 million...
  • Romney inches closer

    01/13/2011 6:51:20 AM PST · by speciallybland · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/13/2011 | Ben Smith
    Mitt Romney, the AP reports, has stepped down from the board of the Marriott hotel chain, another methodical step toward his 2012 run. His aides have told other Republicans that he expects to launch his campaign in April.
  • Republicans defend party chairwoman (Massachusetts)

    12/29/2010 4:04:20 AM PST · by massmike · 10 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 12/29/2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Republican politicians rushed to defend Massachusetts GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Nassour yesterday, after she told the Herald she deserves another chance as she prepares to fight off a challenger in the new year. State Rep. Jeff Perry (R-Sandwich), who failed in his bid to win an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said Nassour has done the best she could for the party. “I think the party in Massachusetts is heading in a new direction, and I think it’s going to get better as we head into the next election,” Perry said. He said he doesn’t blame Nassour for...
  • Karl Rove, The Master

    11/10/2010 11:42:31 PM PST · by babubabu · 201 replies · 1+ views
    babubabu | 10/11/2010 | babubabu
    Rove is right. He predicted how O'Donnell would flop and hinted that it could cost the GPO additional senate seats.... In my personal opinion, he was thinking about Alaska, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, etc. All of these should have been captured by the tea party. Personally, I think O'Donnell cost real conservatives senate seats. Say what you will... but Rove was right. Don't hate the messenger.
  • Stopping Sarah Palin (Erickson at RedState)

    11/01/2010 3:16:56 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 17 replies
    Much has been made of this story about Republicans attacking Sarah Palin and trying to stop her. There have been some ferocious denials today about it. Many would-be 2012 candidates have denounced it, etc. Here are the facts: there is a significant, though small contingent of heavily anti-Palin forces at the upper echelons of the Establishment GOP in Washington. A good number of them are actually Hill staffers already beginning to pick a side with 2012 campaigns and using press contacts to savage Palin. There is also a goodly portion of people within existing campaign infrastructures. Largely these hits are...
  • Mitt Romney @ Values Voter Summit 2010 (Why Am I Here Department)

    09/20/2010 9:23:09 PM PDT · by TeachableMoment · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2010/11/17 | The Mitt Hisself
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLb-NY4p1q0
  • Mitt Romney 3.0: Republican "Low-Keying it" on 25-State Tour (Caption New Mitt)

    08/29/2010 2:40:39 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 24, 2010 11:53 AM | Brian Montopoli
    [snip] In addition, Romney is presenting a more "easygoing and accessible" image instead of again offering up "the formally dressed, perfectly coiffed, carefully rehearsed candidate" of the 2008 campaign, according to the Globe. "Mitt is doing a better job at low-keying it,'' former New Hampshire Republican Party chairman Steve Duprey told the newspaper. "He would be wise to stay with it right through a presidential primary.'' Romney has been spending the summer at his $3.5 million home on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee, where he drives a Chevy Silverado truck and can be seen in jeans, not suits. (That's an image...
  • Now CNN is trying to say that most tea party supporters favor Romney

    08/13/2010 12:22:41 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Friday August 13, 2010
    See how they try to lead people into buying into certain "convention wisdom's"....this is silly and CNN knows it, and the RINO's in the party of course will claim that they support the teas party when they actually don't. "More than half of all Republicans we questioned consider themselves Tea Party supporters or active members of the Tea Party movement," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Romney tops the list among Tea Party Republicans; Gingrich is next on that list and Palin is in third." -CNN
  • Mormon Twentysomething: Debunking a Mormon/Romney conspiracy theory

    08/14/2010 1:24:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Mormon Times ^ | August 13, 2010 | McKay Coppins
    It is a truism of modern media that few subjects draw more attention than politics. If you're a savvy journalist or blogger looking to attract page views in today's 24-hour news cycle, the shortcut to success requires slapping some political "analysis" on to whatever story you're covering, like so: "University releases groundbreaking cancer study: What does it mean for Obama?" Of course, I've been guilty of this to some extent in my (young) journalism career. And having spent the past few months interning at a national news outlet with a website that has scores of competitors, I understand all too...
  • 2012 poll shows Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin neck and neck

    08/13/2010 9:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 14, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney - believed by many political observers to be a clear GOP front-runner in the 2012 presidential race - is virtually in a dead heat with contender Sarah Palin, according to a new CNN poll. The poll shows Romney only 3 percentage points in front of former Alaska Gov. Palin, within the margin of error. “It’s a pretty open contest, and that’s interesting in and of itself,” said Suffolk University political professor John C. Berg. “It means the primary contest will be tighter.” Only months from the unofficial start of the 2012 presidential campaign, Romney...
  • What's wrong with Laura Ingraham ?..She said Romney is not a "Progressive"!

    08/10/2010 9:25:32 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Tuesday August 10, 2010
    Laura Ingraham was on the Glenn Beck radio show in the last hour this morning...While talking about potential candidates for 2012, She was asked if Romney was a "progressive" she said NO he isn't one of them at all...I've heard that she loves Romney like a Ken doll and is a Romneybot, but this is amazing! She also said that she would take Newt as President in a heartbeat! What gives?
  • Mitt Romney sporting pickup truck at fundraisers (RINO alert!)

    08/06/2010 1:59:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Boston ^ | 8/6/10 | Joe Battenfeld
    A pickup-driving image helped put Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate, so is Mitt Romney hoping it will drive him him to the White House? The 2008 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor drove a beat-up pickup to a New Hampshire fundraiser last night. He's also driven it to other political events as he weighs another run in 2012. Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom says Romney has owned the Chevy since 2002 and uses it for errands around his New Hampshire lakeside vacation home.
  • MassResistance warns of push to purge Tea Parties of "social" issues.

    08/02/2010 12:11:35 PM PDT · by massmike · 154 replies · 128+ views
    massresistance.org ^ | 08/02/2010 | n/a
    This past Tuesday evening Brian Camenker of MassResistance addressed the Plymouth Rock Tea Party in Pembroke. Also making speeches were several well-known politicians and candidates. Two days earlier, on Sunday, a Tea Party on the Lexington Battle Green was shut down by "fiscal-only" Republicans who were upset that "social issues" would be discussed if Brian Camenker of MassResistance were present. Almost immediately after that, a member of the Plymouth Rock Tea Party (which has recently merged with the Cape and Islands group) contacted Camenker and said, "We heard what happened. Come on down and speak at our event on Tuesday."...
  • Sarah Palin Criticizes President's Appearance on 'The View'

    07/30/2010 7:43:45 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 26 replies · 1+ views
    MyFoxDC.com ^ | July 29, 2010 | AP via My Fox
    Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin took to Twitter on Thursday to criticize U.S. President Barack Obama's appearance on daytime TV show "The View." The former Alaskan governor accused Obama of having his priorities wrong by allowing time in his schedule to record the hour-long appearance on the show, which screened Thursday. "President w/no time to visit porous US/Mexican border to offer help to those risking life to secure us,but lotso' time to chat on The View?" the Republican tweeted. "I'm headed to border in near future ... let's see how quickly his travel schedule will allow that border visit after...
  • Report: Romney nudging Graham to strike immigration deal before election? (Grahmnesty and Mitt)

    07/30/2010 5:44:38 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 121 replies · 5+ views
    Hotair ^ | July 30, 2010 | Allahpundit
    A tantalizing bit of 2012 gossip dropped way, way down in an otherwise fun piece about amnesty shills boo-hooing over having (temporarily) lost McCain. Note to Politico: This is what’s called “burying the lede.” Their hope now is that Republican presidential candidates and former operatives under Bush, a reform proponent, can convince GOP congressional leaders that the issue needs to be dealt with before 2012 — or that they could risk alienating the burgeoning Hispanic vote in the crucial swing states of New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and Florida.Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a front-runner for the nomination, has signaled...
  • Romney continues to lead in NH

    07/28/2010 8:27:12 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | July 28, 2010 | Tom Jensen
    Mitt Romney continues to look like an overwhelming early favorite for the 2012 New Hampshire primary but the most surprising thing about our newest set of numbers there may be that Ron Paul's in third place, outpolling Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin (albeit by small margins.) Romney leads the way with 31% to 14% for Newt Gingrich, 13% for Paul, 12% for Huckabee, 9% for Palin, 3% for Tim Pawlenty, and 1% for Mitch Daniels. Observations from the numbers: -Among voters who are more likely to support a candidate endorsed by Sarah Palin...Romney leads...with 29% to Palin's 21%. We've written...
  • Movement to Bypass Constitution in Presidential Elections

    07/27/2010 10:38:41 PM PDT · by chatter4 · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Youtube ^ | July 28,2010 | Chatter3
    The Massachusetts Legislature has approved a new law intended to bypass the Electoral College system, set forth in the Constitution. The system set up in the Constitution, requires that each state's electors, cast votes for the President and Vice President and present those votes to the President of the Senate for a final tally. What fouled this system up was that 48 States passed "winner-take-all " rules, meaning that if candidate X got 51% of the vote in the state, he is awarded all of that states electoral votes. This is why Al Gore lost the election to Bush in...
  • Sunday's Tea Party on Lexington Battle Green shut down by pro-gay RINO Republicans

    07/23/2010 8:58:57 PM PDT · by massmike · 41 replies · 2+ views
    massresistance.org ^ | 0723/2010 | n/a
    The Tea Party scheduled for this Sunday afternoon July 25, on the historic Lexington Battle Green has been canceled. It's the only time in America, to our knowledge, that a Tea Party has been shut down by Republican activists. The organizers were forced to cancel the event by "Republicans" sympathetic to the homosexual movement and hostile to the parents' rights movement that exposes the taxpayer-supported homosexual agenda in the schools. The main speakers, prodded by a socially liberal Tea Party (and Republican) activist, announced that because Brian Camenker of MassResistance was also speaking, they would not participate. The cancellation was...
  • Palin aide swats Romney team

    07/16/2010 5:53:01 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday 7/16/10 | ANDY BARR
    In potentially the first inter-staff dust up of the 2012 presidential race, an aide of Sarah Palin is hitting back at Mitt Romney’s camp for saying the former Alaska governor is “not a serious human being.” Asked about the comments by POLITICO, a longtime Palin aide unloaded on Romney’s staff. “It shocks me that anyone would try to do that,” the aide said. “You’d think we’d all be working together toward a common goal – that being 2010 – and that should be the focus right now. Those who try to claim the mantle of Reagan would be good to...
  • Palin aide: Romney squad “immature,” out of control

    07/16/2010 6:19:34 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies · 1+ views
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 16 JULY 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    It didn’t take long for Sarah Palin’s team to respond in kind to insults reported by Time’s Mark Halperin from an unnamed aide to Mitt Romney. After the anonymous adviser sniffed that Palin is “not a serious person,” an anonymous “longtime” adviser to Palin told Politico’s Andy Barr that Romney and his team seem a lot more interested in self-promotion for 2012 than in getting Republicans elected in 2010. Furthermore, the source said, Romney’s “finger in the wind” leadership seems to have led his own team out of control:
  • Palin and Mondale

    07/08/2010 3:37:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 80 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-07-08 | Daniel Larison
    To understand why Democrats ever picked Mondale, you have to understand where the party — and where the country — was in 1982 and 1983, when the nation’s verdict on Reagan and his policies was far less positive. In those days, with unemployment surging over 10 percent and the president’s popularity slipping to sub-Carter levels, Democrats mistakenly assumed that the ‘80 election had been a mirage. The electorate, they figured, had acted in haste and was rapidly returning to its senses. The results of the 1982 midterms, when Republicans (who had begun the cycle with claims that they’d win...
  • Romney's Vacant Childhood Home in Detroit Torn Down

    07/04/2010 3:20:50 PM PDT · by Leisler · 75 replies
    WSJ ^ | JUNE 8, 2010 | ALEX P. KELLOGG
    DETROIT—The childhood home of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in northwestern Detroit was torn down Tuesday as part of an effort to level thousands of vacant properties in the city. Wrecking crews leveled 1860 Balmoral Drive, the boyhood home of Mr. Romney, following the removal of several large trees that had delayed the home's demolition for weeks.......following years of complaints from neighbors, Wayne County declared it "a public nuisance and blight"...
  • Jenny Sanford, Mitt Romney Go On The Road With Nikki Haley

    06/17/2010 10:37:23 PM PDT · by byteback · 7 replies · 356+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | June 16, 2010 | CQ-Roll Call Staff
    Two of her big-name endorsers will be campaigning with South Carolina gubernatorial hopeful Nikki Haley in the final days before Tuesday's runoff election, CNN's Peter Hamby reports. Haley has scheduled Friday campaign appearances with Jenny Sanford, the ex-wife of current Gov. Mark Sanford, and with Mitt and Ann Romney.
  • Poizner Surges-Meg Whitman's Huge Lead Sold On eBay (VIDEO)

    05/10/2010 1:22:58 PM PDT · by sdkruiser · 23 replies · 641+ views
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 05/10/10 | Stephen Kruiser
    Madame "Too Busy To Vote Even Though I Had A Household Staff" isn't holding up well now that the people who do vote are paying attention. Meg Whitman would be an absolute disaster for California. At best, she's Arnold Schwarzenegger in drag. At worst, she's a more masculine version of Jerry Brown.
  • Romney endorses Hoekstra in Michigan GOP governor primary

    04/22/2010 12:22:29 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 17 replies · 428+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4-22-10 | Aaron Blake
    Mitt Romney is wading into the GOP governor's primary in Michigan, and he's backing Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.). Hoekstra faces state Attorney General Mike Cox and businessman Rick Snyder in a pitched primary battle. Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) is term-limited, and Democrats are waging their own primary battle.
  • Poll: What GOP ticket do you think would have the best chance against Obama & Biden in 2012?

    04/15/2010 10:32:04 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 108 replies · 1,366+ views
    What GOP ticket do you think would have the best chance against President Obama and VP Joe Biden in 2012? Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin Sarah Palin and Scott Brown Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin Other? Leave a comment
  • Mitt Romney on Health Care: A Particular Spin (Romney takes credit for Obamacare)

    04/14/2010 1:48:43 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies · 486+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 9, 2010 | Kevin Sack
    <p>In response, Mr. Romney is reminding audiences that Mr. Obama has cast the Republicans as the “party of no,” devoid of ideas. “And yet,” Mr. Romney said in Bedford, “he’s saying that I was the guy that came up with the idea for what he did. He can’t have it both ways.”</p>
  • Mitt Romney Wins SRLC Straw Poll

    04/10/2010 3:56:34 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 334 replies · 4,006+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04/10/2010
    Mitt Romney: 439 votes Ron Paul: 438 votes Sarah Palin: 330 votes Newt Gingrich: 321
  • Romney defends Mass. health care law (Romney defends bankrupting Massachusetts)

    03/30/2010 4:43:39 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 32 replies · 870+ views
    boston globe ^ | 3/28/2010 | Sasha Issenberg
    Mitt Romney offered an enthusiastic defense last night of the comprehensive health care law he helped create four years ago in Massachusetts, even as he pointed to crucial distinctions between it and a similar national program enacted last week by Democrats. “Overall, ours is a model that works,’’ Romney said in response to a question after a speech at Iowa State University. “We solved our problem at the state level. Like it or not, it was a state solution. Why is it that President Obama is stepping in and saying ‘one size fits all’ ’’? Obama’s signing of a federal...
  • GOP forms tactics to torpedo Dems

    03/23/2010 3:52:09 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies · 847+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 23, 2010 | S.A. MILLER and GEOFF EARLE,
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans were girding for battle yesterday as they plotted new strategies to try to take down President Obama's health plan, repeal it, or tie it up in legal knots. Just hours after the House passed a landmark overhaul, Republican strategies to fight back were emerging, even as Obama and the Democrats savored their biggest victory yet. "There will be no cooperation for the rest of the year," fumed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on an Arizona radio station. "They have poisoned the well in what they've done and how they've done it." "Outside the Beltway, the American people...
  • Mass.-type (Romney) health care could wipe out economy, state Treasurer Timothy Cahill says

    03/16/2010 12:18:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies · 557+ views
    AP ^ | March 16, 2010 | Staff
    The Massachusetts treasurer said Tuesday that Congress will “threaten to wipe out the American economy within four years” if it adopts a health-care overhaul modeled after the Bay State’s. Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill – a former Democrat running as an independent for governor – said the local plan enacted in 2006 has succeeded only because of huge subsidies and favorable regulatory changes from the federal government. ..................................................... He also gave reporters a copy of a recent state ledger sheet, showing the state’s Medicaid program ballooning from $7.5 billion to a projected $9.2 billion since the plan was adopted. Meanwhile, of...
  • We Are In A Huge Constitutional Crisis. Could We Layoff The Romney-Bashing For A While?

    03/14/2010 2:32:38 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 239 replies · 3,111+ views
    MB26
    A Request of Personal Privilege: We Are In A Huge Constitutional Crisis. Could We Layoff The Romney-Bashing For A While? We are in a huge Constitutional and practical crisis in our country. Obama and the DC Dems are trying to ram Government Socialized medicine through by any way they can, legal or otherwise. They are doing so for one reason. If they make 51% of the voters dependent on the government, they will be in power forever. This is what they want. I know Mitt Romney’s positions anger many here, but he will not run for any office foe the...
  • Romney tops bestseller list, but with an asterisk (Many bulk orders, unlike Sarah's "Going Rogue")

    03/13/2010 9:52:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 711+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2010 | Eric Zimmermann
    Mitt Romney's new book has topped the New York Times bestseller list, but with an interesting caveat. The Times has two "dagger" symbols next to "No Apologies," Romney's tome, indicating that "some bookstores report receiving bulk orders." One would assume that the multiple daggers indicate a higher quantity of bulk orders. Such orders could come from conservative book clubs or organizations looking to boost Romney's profile. As Taeggan Goddard notes, Sarah Palin's book topped the bestseller list without ever being accompanied by the "dagger."
  • VANITY: A Conservative Nightmare in 2012: will McCain run again?

    03/13/2010 6:02:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 103 replies · 1,815+ views
    FR | 2010-03-14 | rabscuttle385
    The RINO McCain is in New Hampshire now campaigning for Kelly Ayotte, who is running for Senator from that state. According to the Nashua Telegraph, he's also co-hosting a town hall with Ms. Ayotte. The Boston Globe notes that the town hall meeting was "reminiscent of those he held during his two presidential campaigns." Fox News also reports that McCain did over 100 townhall meetings leading up to the crucial "First in the Nation" New Hampshire Presidential Primary and won, once again becoming the GOP frontrunner. So, my question for my fellow FReepers is, McCain's 2010 re-election race with J.D....